Jones Creek Trail Riders Association
…working to preserve, promote and grow the Jones Creek OHV trails…
Bridge update (Jones Creek Trail)
You may have heard that the bridge across the last creek as you approach the staging area on the Jones Creek trail (aka “A” Loop) was destroyed by unauthorized vehicles. The Jones Creek Trail Riders and the DNR are jointly working on a solution to rebuild the bridge to environmental standards. We’re looking at a bridge solution that will last and also act as a filter to keep over-width vehicles off the trail.
Unfortunately, in the short time the trails have been open this spring, there are already signs of users on this trail crossing the creek, building make-shift bridge sections, and ignoring the detour signs. PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE CREEK! We cannot stress this enough – the environmental impact of riding thru the creek and tearing up the banks is critical and causes so many setbacks to our rebuild plan.
We are working on a re-route that will keep riders off the road as much as possible, and hope to announce that opening soon, but in the mean time, please please use the road detour to get to the staging area at the end of your ride. Thank you!
Pick Up The Burn, keeping your forest clean
If you’ve been around Jones Creek very long, you know there’s a great need to keep trash dumping out of our forest. Every April, the DNR and many clubs and individuals participate in a clean-up event to pick up trash dumps all over the Yacolt Burn. This year saw smaller attendance than usual, but we still succeeded in gathering quite a bit of garbage. Thanks also to the many individuals that practice “pack out more than you packed in” throughout the year; your continued efforts are much appreciated!
One of two dumpsters:
Many thanks to Extreme Terrain!
Many thanks to Extreme Terrain for their support of the Jones Creek trail system. Their Clean Trails Initiative Program provided the club with funds to help with our participation in the Pick Up The Burn opportunity in late April. If you are a part of the 4-wheeled community, give them a shout out for their support of our trails!